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Children have two available layouts for creating a new email, Simplified and Standard. In the Simplified version, children create emails directly from the built-in drawing board. In the Standard version, children are given a more typical email screen with a subject line, an area to type a message as well as the use of the same drawing board from the Simplified version.
The drawing board is so much fun. Kids can free draw, add photos, stickers and even type captions in one easy to use screen. My daughter loves taking selfies, adding text and stickers and then emailing them to her aunt who lives three hours away.
One of my favorite features is that kids cannot send to a new email address without it going into the parental quarantine folder first. Children cannot send emails to anyone unapproved by the parent. Parents can approve certain email addresses as safe and these will be delivered immediately. Emails sent to the child that are not on the safe list will automatically go to the quarantine folder for parental approval.
Anytime an email goes into the quarantine folder, for whatever reason, the parent will receive an email notification. Parents can access the quarantine folder as well as view all child accounts either using the web interface at tocomail.com or from the app itself. Parents can either approve or reject messages from the quarantine folder or from the notification email.
There is an option to password protect each child account. What is great about this is it keeps nosy brothers and sisters from meddling. The child password does not lock out the parent from viewing the child’s emails. All emails sent, received or quarantined are visible from the parental account. My daughter likes that she can email her grandma about an upcoming surprise and her brother can’t read it. I like that she is unable to lock me out from seeing what she is emailing.
This app is great for any child wishing to keep in touch with family or friends easily. Children get to feel independent and can begin to develop safe cyber-practices while the parents are able to manage and protect their emails.
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Safe, fun and simple Tocomail is the best kids email app on the market that offers total parental control while providing a real and fun email experience for children.
We make emailing fun for kids with many cool features such as a drawing board, custom avatar creation, picture timeline and a colorful design that all kids will love!
Tocomail was designed by parents who wanted to provide a comprehensive set of controls that includes a safe contact list, profanity filter and quarantine box to deliver maximum protection for your kids' email communication.
This is a great first email for kids with an easy-to-use interface designed to make it simple to stay connected with family and friends.
FEATURES FOR KIDS
- Personalized kids email address (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Amazing drawing board with postcards, stamps, pen, brushes and other instruments to draw email attachments
- PUSH notifications sent to iPhone/iPad when email is received by child
- Kids will love customizing contact list and their own profiles with fun profile pics
- 2 levels of UI with simplified mode for younger kids and standard mode for older children.
SAFETY FEATURES FOR PARENTS
- Safe contact list supervised by parent – you decide who can exchange emails with your child
Premium features - available at $2.99/month or 29.99/year
- Supervised general list of contacts in addition to Safe list
- Emails from anyone who is not on Safe list will be kept in Quarantine box until parent will approve or reject them
- Receive a copy of the quarantined kids emails to your regular email account
- Parent can approve or reject emails right from the notification emails
- Profanity filter will detect and quarantine the email with bad language
Rachel H created her first personal email address when she was 15 years old. That was back in the days of dial up modems that went, “squeeeek-woonk-waaa.”